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Apollonius o Perga

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The conic sections, or twa-dimensional feegurs formed bi the intersection o a plane wi a cone at different angles. The theory o thir feegurs wis developit extensively bi the auncient Greek mathematicians, survivin especially in warks sic as thae o Apollonius o Perga. The conic sections pervade modren mathematics.

Apollonius o Perga (Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Περγαῖος; Laitin: Apollonius Pergaeus; late 3rd – early 2nt centuries BC) wis a Greek geometer an astronomer kent for his theories on the topic o conic sections.